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Penis-touching headmaster sent for counselling

The Headmaster of a privately-owned school was Wednesday fined GYD$25,000 and ordered to undergo counselling for touching the penis of a student. He is Arthur Chandra of ABC Academy, New Market Street, Georgetown. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty said if the educator did not attend  the six months of counseling or pay the fine he would be sent to prison ...

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Crum-Ewing probe deepens: Cops nab Kwame McCoy

Another People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  activist and former Communications Liaison Officer in the Office of the President Kwame McCoy has been arrested by police in connection with the assassination of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. McCoy would be the second PPP activist to be arrested in a matter of days, as Jason Abdulla an employee at PPP’s Freedom House has also ...

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Man pardoned by President jailed again

One of the 60 persons, who received a Presidential Pardon within the past nine months, was Wednesday jailed for escaping for lawful custody. Twenty-year old Joshua Joseph was also remanded on charges of robbery under arms and break and enter. Guyana’s Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment on the charge of escaping from unlawful custody on ...

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SOCU raids home, store of Regent Street businessman; PPP peeved

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is peeved at the continued operations of the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) while it remains under the auspices of the Ministry of the Presidency. The latest incident as revealed by Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall was the raid of the Kitty home of a businessman in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Nandall ...

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SOCU operations to be governed by protocols

Almost two months after an army intelligence officer and two others were killed in a vehicular collision during a surveillance operation, rules have been crafted for the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan announced Thursday night. “The protocols have been already drafted…It’s about six pages  of protocols as to how they are going to do their ...

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More than 5,000 foreigners possibly in Guyana illegally

More than 5,300 foreigners are believed to be in Guyana illegally because there is no evidence in the immigration records showing that they have left here legally, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Winston Felix announced Thursday. He told the National Assembly during the debate on the 2016 National Budget that every effort would be made to clamp down on illegal ...

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DEA pledges to “dismantle and destroy” crime organisations

Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Matthew Donahue has made it clear that while the small drug traffickers will not be ignored, the DEA is mostly interested in pursuing the huge organizations behind international crime – which more times than often have a multinational presence. Donahue made the statement as the US Government officially commissioned the local DEA ...

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Bicycle bandit nabbed after robbing minibus driver, passenger

A man will soon find himself before the courts on charges of armed robbery after he held up a minibus driver and a passenger at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). According to a police report just after noon on Monday, minibus driver Ameer Karim passenger Trevor Blackett were attacked and robbed at Providence, by a man who ...

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‘No ink’ delays Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report

The presentation of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to President David Granger on Monday hit a snag because the ink being used to print the document has finished. “Commissioner of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry,Sir Richard Cheltenham did not submit the COI Report to President David Granger, as was scheduled to happen today. Sir Cheltenham reported that ...

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CANU to seek arrest warrant for ex agent

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Monday threatened to obtain an arrest warrant for one of its anti-drug agents if he does not attend court in an ongoing drug case. CANU said Darren Sears of 128 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara or somewhere else in the Country  must attend Court 5 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on February 26, 2016 to ...

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